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The Notre Dame Alumni Association served its mission and the people of the Bronx during a visit to New York City for a Shamrock Series football game between Notre Dame and Syracuse. About 100 … more
The first matching gift challenge in the 39-year-history of the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal—now more than halfway to its $1 million goal—has been extended to year’s end. The … more
Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of the Diocese of Jackson, Miss., read the edict to open the sainthood cause for Sister Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A., at Mass Nov. 18 at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in downtown Jackson. more
The Ohio House for the second time in two years has passed a ban on abortion after an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected, which could occur within the first six weeks of pregnancy. more
Pope Francis asked people to give thanks to God for the gift of so many men and women living a cloistered life of total dedication to prayer. more
At the request of various bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis has changed the date of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to the last Sunday of September. more
A gunman opened fire at a Chicago Catholic hospital Nov. 19, setting off a frantic scene that ended with three victims killed and the assailant dead, police said. more
By midday Nov. 16 firefighters had gained more ground in trying to contain the Camp Fire in Northern California, which is north of Sacramento and one of the deadliest blazes in the state. more
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a mobile health care facility set up in St. Peter’s Square to serve the city’s homeless and poor. more
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some disappointment,” but “I end it with hope.” more
A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government “never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm. more
Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate. more
The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting. The proposed pastoral … more
With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served in the armed forces. more
Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican announced. more
In February of my sophomore year, I went on a service trip to the Romero Center in Camden, N.J. I knew a little bit about Archbishop Oscar Romero from my theology class in freshman year, but I never … more
Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. more
Break through every “wall” of gloom and resignation and help the world realize people need to take care of one another because they are all part of one human family, Pope Francis told Catholic journalists. more
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged those attending a prayer vigil Nov. 8 to honor the memory of the victims killed in a shooting spree the evening before “by living our lives with greater intensity and purpose and with greater love for one another.” more
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